A Must Have Early Intervention Resource!
If you work in EI in any capacity, check out this new video
from the Kennedy Krieger Institute. Entitled
Bringing The Early Signs of Autism Spectrum
Disorders into Focus, it is the work of Rebecca Landa, Ph.D, CCC-SLP the
Director of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD). In this 9 minute clip, several simple case
scenarios of typically developing toddlers are displayed vs. those showing
signs of autism in an easy to understand format. Released earlier this month and originally
developed for Maryland pediatricians, Dr.
Landa states …“These videos
are meant to provide pediatricians with the visual tools necessary to
distinguish between the behaviors of children with and without ASD so that we
can support healthier learning and development in children on the spectrum as
early as possible.” If you work in a child care or other
local/community center why not use this tool for your next in-service, staff
instruction or even a parent conference or home program. I think it’s a super way to get the message
across for early identification and intervention.